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Black diplomats describe harassment at US borders: NPR

Tianna Spears joined the State Department in 2018 and was looking forward to the promise of a fulfilling career. She left after less than two years and is among a growing number that has recently spoken about the particular challenges that foreign ministry officers of foreign ministries face. Kennedi Carter for NPR Hide label Switch label Kennedi Carter for NPR …

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Chinese top diplomats give conciliatory signals and demand respect from the United States

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a press conference after restoring diplomatic relations with Kiribati on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States, on September 27, 2019. Mark Kauzlarich | Reuters China’s two leading foreign ministers held a conciliatory tone this week in public statements about US relations amid increasing tensions between the …

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US diplomats are fighting to defend democracy abroad in the midst of home crises

WASHINGTON – American diplomats, who are the global face of the United States, are struggling to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law overseas, given overseas concerns and criticism of the Trump administration’s strong response to the United States Protests across the country. Diplomats are facing the riots that result from the death of a black man in …

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Pompeo refuses to defend diplomats attacked by Trump

"I will not address the issues surrounding the democratic impeachment investigation," Pompeo told reporters at the State Department Monday, praising the diplomatic corps as a whole. "I always defend the State Foreign Ministry staff, it is the largest diplomatic corps in the history of the world, very proud of the team," he said. The President has denounced State Department officials …

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Venezuela crisis: El Salvador expels Maduro's diplomats

Copyright AFP / Getty Images Caption President Bukele said new Venezuelan diplomats in El Salvador would be named by Juan Guaidó El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele has ordered all Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours. In a statement, Bukele said that this was consistent with his government's position that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was no longer legitimate. …

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impeachment request last: E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland says Trump has ordered diplomats to work with Giuliani – live updates

Trump defends Giuliani in impeachment investigation Key Facts and Latest News Gordon Sondland, the US Ambassador to the European Union, wanted to tell legislators that he was working on President Trump's instruction to work with Rudy Giuliani, "disappointed" is Ukraine. Kurt Volker, former US Special Representative for Ukraine, said on October 3 that the president's personal lawyer "amplified a negative …

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US diplomats in Russia condemned the train journey from Nyonoksa to Severodvinsk in a restricted area around a military nuclear test site

Moscow – Three US diplomats were taken from a train on Monday in northern Russia, accused of traveling to a restricted area without the required permits. On the way out of the village of Nyonoksa, near a sensitive Russian test site where a fatal accident took place in August they were reportedly taken to the city of Severodvinsk, which is …

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"Sonic weapon", which was used on diplomats in Cuba, could have been a pesticide according to study results

The mysterious high humming sound associated with the so-called "sonic assaults" on nearly 40 Cuba-based US and Canadian diplomats may have been caused by a neurotoxic agent used to kill mosquitoes, a new study that the Canadian had commissioned allegations from the government. The strange incidents began in late 2016 when US and Canadian embassy staff began seeking medical help …

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